3MT Finals at Llewellyn Hall, 14 September

Event Details

Imagine condensing hours, days and even years of complex research into a short presentation while being judged by an expert panel and lecture theatre full of your peers and strangers. An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to read, they have 3 minutes.

Join us for an evening of smart entertainment and catch a glimpse of the amazing research projects that are being conducted on campus by ANU PhD students suitable for the whole family.

On the night, twelve finalists will wow you and the judges for the ANU 3MT 2016 crown, $4000 in prize money and a place in the 3MT Asia-Pacific grand final. We need you to cast your vote for the People's Choice award, the audience favourite will take home a $500 cash prize.

The 3MT is an international competition for research students to showcase their research. Students share what their research is and why it is important in plain language for three minutes, with only a single PowerPoint slide. 

Our Judges on the night are Ms Naomi Flutter, Dr Martin Parkinson and Emma Macdonald.ANU 3MT judges

Each of the twelve finalists represents one of seven ANU Colleges, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Holly Nguyen and Xeem Mohd Noor ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, Katja Theodorakis and Benjamin Chapman-Schmidt ANU College of Business and Economics, Carys Chan ANU College of Law, Justine Poon ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, Ben Ye ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, Joshua Chu-Tan and Melanie Ridgeway ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Jennifer Wurtzel and Katherine Holland


Special guests The Lowlands will be performing their original folk-jazz-blues tunes. Members: Ella Hunt - Guitar & Voice, Joel Davy - Cello & Voice and Sammy O'Brien - Drums will share some songs from their new EP out later this year.

ella hunt singing

This event is free and open to the public proudly sponsored by the ANU Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Research Training and the ANU Postgraduate and Research Students' Association.

Enquiries: researchtraining@anu.edu.au or 02 6125 1992

Have questions about ANU 3 MINUTE THESIS COMPETITION FINAL 2016 #ANU3MT? Contact ANU Research Training

Date & time

6–8pm 14 September 2016


Llewellyn Hall, ANU

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